Top 5 Pieces of Street Art

These are all special for numerous reasons - the impact the piece had on me, where I was, who I was with, the amazing lunch I ate just after I had seen it - you know, the usual stuff.  As the Porto artists stated in their dispute with the Mayor's anti-graffiti squad (see final entry) -... Continue Reading →

Not all those who wander are lost

Edinburgh’s relationship with literature is passionate and very much public – if I was in my yoof I would be sniggering at it PDA-ing all over the place. Step off the train and there are extracts of Sir Walter Scott's writings all over Waverley station; visit the Scottish Parliament and there are many quotations inscribed... Continue Reading →

Edinburgh Fringe 2016 in Figures

The Edinburgh fringe festival officially started at the weekend. Here are some figures and an infographic, ‘cos nothing says “cool” like statistics in pictorial form! Number of Performances: 50,266 Shows: 3,269 Days it will take to see all the shows: 409 (1 year and 1 month) Day & nights it will take to see all... Continue Reading →

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